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Deborah Wingert Teaches Glissade Assemblé in the Balanchine Style

March 3, 2014 by

Deborah Wingert trained at the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet and the School of American Ballet before joining New York City Ballet at 16. After retiring from NYCB, she joined the inaugural staff of Manhattan Youth … Continue reading

Laurie De Vito Teaches a Simonson Plié Series

February 4, 2014 by

This demi-plié series is a staple of Laurie De Vito’s Simonson warm-up, and it includes her penchant for spirals and sequential movement (movement that travels through the body in succession). This combination gives special attention … Continue reading

Jacqulyn Buglisi Teaches a Graham Combination

January 7, 2014 by

Jacqulyn Buglisi was a principal dancer with the Martha Graham Dance company for 12 years. In 1993, she co-founded Buglisi Dance Theatre. She is the chair of the Graham-based modern department at The Ailey School, … Continue reading

Suzi Taylor Teaches a Relevé Warm-Up Series

December 3, 2013 by

This exercise follows the plié, tendu and dégagé series in Suzi Taylor‘s lyrical jazz class. It helps students manage their ribcage and shoulder alignment, while finding their centers.
Taylor trained in Southern California with Douglas Caldwell, … Continue reading

Jodi Moccia Teaches Zena Rommett Floor-Barre

November 1, 2013 by

A former Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater member and Broadway dancer and choreographer, Jodi Moccia is certified in Zena Rommet Floor-Barre, which she teaches at Steps on Broadway in New York City. This excercise helps … Continue reading

Banu Ogan Teaches A Cunningham Tilt

October 1, 2013 by

Banu Ogan performed with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company for seven years and has taught at The Juilliard School since 2005. Here, she teaches basic and advanced versions of a Cunningham tilt. The exercise promotes … Continue reading